In terms of formal education, Jože Torkar (born in 1973) is a mechanical engineer and holds both a university degree and a master’s of science. His career path began in 1996 in EL-TEC Mulej, d.o.o. in the area of district heating networks management. In 2000, he took his new responsibilities as the General Manager of EL-TEC Mulej, d.o.o. By the 2010 the company become the leading regional provider of energy and environmental solutions with main focus on district energy, water distribution systems, effective lighting and energy management for buildings. After acquisition of EL-TEC Mulej d.o.o. by Petrol d.d. in August 2011 he was leading merger of both companies as CEO of Eltec Petrol Group d.o.o. Since May 2015 he is holding a position of Energy Solution Director in Petrol d.d.
He has more than 15 years of experience in the field of public-private partnerships and business models based on the Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) and Energy Supply Contracting (ESC) principles. Together with a team of innovative and committed co-workers he developed MUMESCo (Multi Utility, Mobility and Environmental Service Company) business model in response to the increasingly complex demands of clients in the public, commercial, industry and private sector.
He is a member of the Board of the Mechanical Engineers’ Section at the Slovenian Chamber of Engineers and a member of the expert council of the Slovene District Energy Association.
Jože Torkar is an author of two scientific contributions and more than twenty five expert contributions published at conferences and has received five awards for innovation and development in the area of efficient use of energy and water and reducing environmental impact.